When Parents Separate: Further Findings from the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth


Figure 1.2  Distribution of children according to parents' conjugal status at the child's birth for various cohorts of children, NLSCY, Cycles 1 and 3, Inter-regional variations through time

A pie chart showing 48% marriage - no prior cohabitation, 30% marriage preceded by cohabitation, 7% not in union and 15% common-law union.

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